Bad News From the Doctor

Progress is important and it’s good to take baby steps when it comes to improving discipline. This is not always true when the stakes are high. Sometimes we just need a quantum leap in commitment to get better because if we don’t, we could suffer terrible consequences. This is often true after we get a bad report from the doctor. When someone has to change their diet “or else” according to their doctor, they are less likely to engage in a “sometimes” attitude towards their diet. Cheat days suddenly carry a higher price than guilt if they indulge. Why is it that it’s not considered over the top or too hardcore to be disciplined when the stakes are raised? What if those who fear that stigma and choose compromise aren’t aware of the actual stakes? What if a commitment to discipline prevents that bad report?

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